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The following could indicate that you have this program on your PC:
Microsoft security software detects and removes this unwanted software.
This adware program shows ads as you browse the web.
It can be downloaded from the program's website or bundled with some third-party software installation programs.
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This program poses a high threat to your PC.
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Adware:Win32/BetterSurf usually arrives with software bundlers that offer free applications or games.
When run, the installer for BetterSurf adds a plugin to Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. An example of the plugin installed into Internet Explorer is as follows:
The program installs itself into one of these folders:
It creates the following files there::
Once the Chrome plugin is installed, it creates the following folder on your PC:
BetterSurf displays ads to you as you browse the Internet, both in websites and on search engine results. In the following examples the ads in the red box are the ones from BetterSurf: